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MSD Distributor UNIVERSAL

Brand: MSD | Category: Ignition Control

Fitments

UNIVERSAL
83606 Pro-Billet
Marine Ready-To-Run Distributor
Chevy V8
8384 Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
Dual Pickup
351W
8560 Pro-Billet
Marine Distributor
Chevy V8
23451 Hall-Effect Cam Sync Distributor
Incl Cap/Rotor/Adjustable Cam Sync Pickup
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
w/Hall-Effect Switch
83506 Pro-Billet
Marine Ready-To-Run Distributor
Ford 351C-460
8378 Crank Trigger Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
Wide Ford Style Cap
Low Profile
84891 Flat-Top Pro-Billet
Distributor
Incl Dupont Rynite Molded Distributor Cap/Rotor/Heavy Duty Gear
Chevy V8
85561 Pro-Billet Distributor
w/Slip-Collar
8570 Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
Except Cap-A-Dapt
Small Diameter
2340 Sync Signal Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Rotor/Bronze Gear
2345 Sync Signal Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Rotor/Adjustable Cam Sync Pickup
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
Non-Magnetic Sync Pick-up
8356 Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
Chevrolet
Dual Pickup
8484 Pro-Billet HVC Racing Distributor
Rotor
HVC Pro Distributor
8486 Crank Trigger Distributor
Incl Distributor Cap/Rotor/Bronze Gear
Billet Super Tall Block Crab Cap Distributor
8489 Crank Trigger Distributor
Incl Distributor Cap/Rotor/Bronze Gear
Billet Crab Cap Distributor
Chevrolet V8
8520 Pro-Billet Front Drive Distributor
w/Standard Size Ford Style Distributor Cap/Rotor
Incl Belt/Cam Pulley
Chevy Big Block
Race Only
8547 Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
Extra Tall w/Slip-Collar
85501 Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
w/Locked-Out Timing
8569 Crank Trigger Distributor
Incl Distributor Cap/Rotor/Bronze Gear
Low Profile
8382 Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
Dual Pickup
289/302
8394 Pro-Billet Distributor
Digital E-Curve
8485 VW Type 1 Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
w/o Vacuum Advance
Air Cooled
8510 Pro-Billet Front Drive Distributor
w/Standard Size Ford Style Distributor Cap/Rotor
Incl Belt/Cam Pulley
Chevy Small Block
Race Only
8566 Pro-Billet Distributor
Incl Cap/Race Rotor
Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition
w/o Vacuum Advance
8534 Distributor
Chrysler, 318, 360
2358 Distributor
Ford Cam Sync, 289/302
Steel Gear
2360 Distributor
Ford Cam Sync, 289/302
Bronze Gear
8594 Distributor
Ford FE
2357 Distributor
Chevy V8 Cam Sync
w/ Rotor Phasing
8712 Distributor
Front Mount, LS Engines
4in Cap
2359 Distributor
Ford Cam Sync, 289/302
Cast Gear
2362 Distributor
Ford Cam Sync, 351W
Steel Gear
8563 Distributor
Pontiac, V8, 350, 455
2363 Distributor
Ford Cam Sync, FE
Steel Gear

Product Description

MSD Billet and Pro-Billet are the finest performance and racing distributors available. Every feature is designed to provide the best in performance and endurance to top off your ignition system.

Ready-to-Run, E-Curve and HEI Distributors:
These are distributors have a built-in module. No ignition control is required and provide more than adequate spark output for street/strip applications.

Pro-Billet Distributors:
Most MSD Distributors must be used with an MSD Blaster Ignition, 6, 7, 8 or 10 Series Ignition Control.

General Information

Billet Housing
Like the multiple spark, CD ignition, MSD was the first to introduce a distributor housing machined from a billet of aluminum. MSD uses state-of-the-art Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) mills and lathes to create each housing. This procedure produces a flawless, lightweight distributor housing that is accurate to within 0.001”.

Shaft and Ball Bearing Guide
The complete line of MSD Distributors uses a polished steel shaft that receives a QPQ, or Tuftride coating. This process produces a durable finish that reduces friction and resists corrosion. To accurately guide this shaft, MSD uses a sealed ball bearing located at the top of the housing. At the bottom of the housing, an extra long sintered bushing controls the shaft. This combination keeps the shaft spinning smooth and accurately throughout 10,000+ rpm.

Magnetic Pickup
All of the MSD Distributors (except crank trigger models) use a high output magnetic pickup to trigger the ignition system . This pickup is completely maintenance-free requiring no adjustment ever. The pickup is mounted to the base of the distributor housing and plugs directly into your MSD Ignition Control. A trigger signal is created as a precision made reluctor (attached to the shaft) passes by. The reluctor has a “paddle” for each cylinder and when the paddle passes the pickup, a signal is created.

Adjustable Mechanical Advance
One of the most important features of the MSD Distributors is the adjustable mechanical advance assembly. The advance assembly allows you to accurately modify the advance curve to match your specific application. To start with, the advance plate is stamped and machined from chrome moly . Weight pins are then staked in and tig welded in place. This assembly, along with the weights, then receive a corrosion resistant QPQ coating. Nylon weight pads are installed under the weights to ensure smooth movement as the weights are pushed out from centrifugal force to advance the timing. The advance assembly is mounted on top of every MSD Distributor making adjustments a breeze. A variety of advance springs and stop bushings are supplied with each distributor giving you the ability to set up to 24 different curves.

CARB Approved Distributors
MSD offers distributors that have been approved by CARB for use in all the states. Each distributor features a vacuum advance for street economy.